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Air Force Research Lab, Carnegie Mellon to Establish Material Research Center

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Jeff Brody

The Air Force Research Laboratory and Carnegie Mellon University have partnered to set up a center of excellence that will focus on addressing materials design challenges through machine learning and data science approaches.

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research will help AFRL launch the Data-Driven Discovery of Optimized Multifunctional Material Systems CoE, which is meant to bring together researchers from the lab and university, AFOSR said Wednesday.

CMU intends to create a pool of PhD holders to support the center's work for the military service and hold on-site tours for students every summer.

The lab allocated $5M for the establishment of the CoE and intends for facility researchers to explore methods to examine rare incidents and anomalies, design adaptive materials and fuse multimodal data.

AFRL added it looks to boost workforce capability in nine basic research areas, including materials discovery and synthesis, through the new center.

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